H.R. 6255 (111th): To require mail-order pharmacies to notify customers when generic drugs become available and to prevent mail-order pharmacies from substituting drugs without the express authorization of the prescriber.


Sep 29, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 29, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Carol Shea-Porter

Representative for New Hampshire's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 29, 2010
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About the bill

Summary (CRS)

9/29/2010--Introduced.Requires a mail-order pharmacy to inform a customer to whom it dispenses a prescription brand name drug when a generic drug that is the pharmaceutical equivalent becomes available.Permits a mail-order ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Sep 29, 2010

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 6255”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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